Thomas Galligan believes Cavan's chances of upsetting Dublin would be improved if their All-Ireland semi-final was taken out of Croke Park.

Cavan manager Mickey Graham described Croke Park as Dublin’s 'back garden’ and wants the game switched to another venue.

Galligan admits facing the Dubs at Headquarters is a daunting challenge but says "if you make it there you’ll make it anywhere".

"I was just expecting it to be in Croke Park, it’s an All-Ireland semi," said Galligan.

"It would probably help us if it was out of Croker. It’s not up to us to make a call on that. The GAA will.

"We’ll play wherever. At this stage we were meant to be long beaten. We’ll go out and give them a go.

"They’re well used to playing there. Everyone loves to play in Croker; I don’t think anyone will be disappointed if we have to play them in Croker because growing up that’s exactly where you wanted to play."

Cavan ended their 23-year wait for an Ulster title by beating Donegal last Sunday, with Galligan excelling as a target man.

The forward was delighted to silence the doubters once again.

"You listen to it all week about how you haven't a chance," he said. "That you hadn’t a chance against Down or against Monaghan.

"At the end of the day it doesn’t matter but that really gets on a lad’s shoulder.

"Everyone will use their own way to motivate themselves but that was a big enough thing for me.

"We’re just sick of people putting Cavan down to be honest. I’d say a lot of people used it to motivate themselves.

"Nobody expected us to get here. There’s no pressure on us, we’re going out and playing football. The favourites tag weighed heavy on Donegal the other night. Hopefully it’ll be the same with Dublin."